White Bean Hummus with Walnuts and Olives

White bean hummus

Hummus is great. We all know that, because it goes with everything. Is there anything you can’t eat hummus with? Salads, sandwiches, crudités the list goes on and on. But I have to confess that every now and then I think – oh no not more hummus! Especially as recently it’s been appearing on menus in every bar I like to eat in.

So if you’re in a hummus rut, (or even if you’re not), here’s a new version to brighten up your meals. At first you might think, what a waste of time putting nuts in here, you don’t even notice them. But, be patient. The longer you leave this hummus to sit in the fridge, the nuttier it gets!  By the following day, if it lasts that long, you might just think, where are the beans?

White Bean Hummus with Walnuts and Olives

Preparation:      10 minutes                                      Servings: 4 people as a starter             Cooking Time:   None                                                                                                                     Total:                    10 minutes


100g cooked white beans (navy beans, haricot beans, white kidney beans…)

1 tbsp tahini

Juice of 1/2 a lime

1 clove of garlic

Pinch of salt

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

50g walnuts

2 tbsp water

20g chopped walnuts

7 green olives

Put the cooked white beans, tahini, lime juice, garlic, salt and extra virgin olive oil in a blender and puree until smooth. In a separate bowl, blend the walnuts and water until they form a smooth paste. With a spatula mix the white bean mix with the walnut mix. Chop the olives into small pieces. Add the chopped olives and chopped walnuts to the hummus. Refrigerate if you have time to allow the flavours to develop.

Enjoy with crackers, raw vegetable sticks…

white bean hummus

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6 Responses to White Bean Hummus with Walnuts and Olives

  1. glutenfreeveganduo says:

    Can’t wait to try this out! it looks really good, and I love the idea of adding walnuts 🙂

  2. Mmm I am so into this. I’m going through a bit of a walnut phase right now, so this looks perfect! Yum!

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